Boost for L’Oreal-backed hair firm as it raises £1.2m

Beauty start-up backed by L’Oreal raises £1.2m to help salons bounce back from lockdown By Harriet Dennys, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 6 March 2021 A beauty start-up backed by L’Oreal has raised £1.2million to help salons bounce back from lockdown.  About two-thirds of the UK’s … Read more

Stock Exchange boss raises the alarm over ‘frothy’ Spacs

Investors risk getting burned by ‘frothy’ market for so-called Spacs, boss of London Stock Exchange warns By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:52 GMT, 5 March 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 5 March 2021 Investors risk getting burned by the ‘frothy’ market for so-called Spacs, the boss of the London Stock Exchange has … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘snake oil act’ in Alex Salmond inquiry raises more questions, says Graham Grant

It was a slick performance by a politician fighting for her job – but Nicola Sturgeon’s top priority wasn’t impressing the committee. Much of her appearance was a pitch to the ordinary punter, which accounts for some of the more emotional moments. She spoke of Alex Salmond as her former ‘bestie’, a ‘revered’ man. But … Read more

UK’s tax burden is set to hit highest level since 1960s as Rishi Sunak raises billions

Budget 2021 at a glance Here are the main points of Rishi Sunak’s Budget today: Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts economy will return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, six months earlier than previously though. OBR forecast economy will grow this year by 4 per cent, by 7.3 per cent in 2022, … Read more

Michael Gudinski’s death raises questions about the future of Mushroom Group

The death of Australian music pioneer Michael Gudinski has raised questions about the future of the Mushroom Group entertainment empire he founded in 1972. Gudinski, who was widely regarded as the ‘father of the Australian music industry’, died in Melbourne earlier this week at the age of 68. His cause of death is unknown at this point. … Read more

‘Deepfake’ Tom Cruise takes over TikTok with some 11 million views but raises alarms with experts

Tom Cruise has gone viral on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, but the clips featuring the ‘Mission Impossible’ star are deepfakes that experts are calling the ‘most alarmingly lifelike examples’ of the technology. An account appeared on the app last week, dubbed ‘deeptomcruise,’ which shows a number of videos depicting Cruise doing a magic trick, … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: After arson at mansion, a rave king raises it from the ashes 

Four and a half years ago, Parnham House in Dorset was reduced by fire to a smouldering shell — a catastrophe followed by the arrest of its owner, Austrian banker Michael Treichl, for suspected arson, and his subsequent death by drowning in Lake Geneva. But what promises to be one of Britain’s most daring and … Read more

Covid UK: Symptom-tracking app raises fears cases are on the RISE

Britain today confirmed 12,718 new coronavirus cases and 738 deaths amid signs that the country’s outbreak may have stopped shrinking, with a symptom-tracking study suggesting infections are now rising in parts of the UK.  ZOE and King’s College app suggests the number of people reporting symptoms of Covid has started rising again in Scotland and … Read more

Elliot Page confirms Umbrella Academy season 3 filming has begun… after cast ‘pushed for pay raises’

‘Omg we’re back again’: Elliot Page confirms Umbrella Academy season 3 filming has begun… after cast ‘pushed for pay raises’ By Tracy Wright For Published: 17:55 GMT, 16 February 2021 | Updated: 17:56 GMT, 16 February 2021 Elliot Page confirmed filming on the third season of Umbrella Academy is underway. The 33-year-old actor shared … Read more

Hard partying in your 20s raises your risk of heart problems later in life, research suggests 

Hard partying in your 20s raises your risk of heart problems later in life by NINE times, research suggests Study of more than million people fired warning of the dangers of hard partying  Young adults up to nine times more likely to develop premature heart disease  Found higher number of substances used recreationally the greater … Read more